From the maker of two contest levels that did not place so well comes I Hate Tomatoes!
A Standard: Very Hard(?) experience that will potentially make you want to revoke my ability to express myself through SMW rom hacks. Or maybe you'll like it? I don't know I'm not your mother.
There is no story. Well at least not in the sense of an overall plot. I can't even commit to writing on my own time I'm not about to bog down this hack with that. But each level on it's own is a self contained story. There's a little message box at the start of each level that has a tiny bit of plot in it, just a little something about the environment of the level. The only thing tying all these individual experiences together is those darn red tomato blocks that are all over the place.
There's no life system. HUD elements will only show up when it is necessary for the level. A block that will make you start big all the time exists, and aside from that no power ups (unless I decide I want them as I'm building this). Every level has a secret exit that is hidden obnoxiously but none are required for progress.
Farmer Snifit's Tomato Patch
Since Snifits are so rarely used around here, they have used their free time to learn how to grow tomatoes. Unfortunately, the kind they grow are so spicy touching them will hurt you. Also the Snifits want to shoot you, it's their thing.
Have you ever wanted to feel cool like the people who beat Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes? Well, you wont even have that long, just 65 Mario Time Units. Perfecting your movements will be the key to getting across the beach before the goal sphere is gone!
66 Kontest Lane
I once had a dream of doing okay at KLDC. That dream died when I got 66th place out of about 70 contestants. This ghost house was built on the burned down remnants of Hazy Halls, but with the added bonus of a Dark Boo who will perpetually chase you.
The Ocean? What Ocean?
There is a distinct difference between a "Water Level" and a "Swimming Level". I would never make someone play a "Swimming Level" because they are just plain not good. "Water Level" elements are good though, so please enjoy some time with some wonderful sea life.
That's a big word for greed, because this level requires getting 99 coins to clear it. That's actually a lie because the secret exit requires a different number. I wish Yellow Koopas wouldn't respawn indefinitely because I wanted to put their coin drop to work with the gimmick here.
Cave of Trails
Has anyone found a good use for the coin trail sprite before? That thing kinda sucks. Here's a level about it. Also yes I did
a loving homage to the Mad Thwomp visuals from JUMP1/2. Love it but I'm not married to it, if whoever came up with that wants me to call it off just shoot me a message, I'm friendly.
Richard and the Spring
From one gimmick infringement to two, here is a level with a Fuzzy who has a spring on his head. It's his favorite thing in the whole world and he doesn't want you to stare at it. So just bounce on it instead, he can't stop you.
There will be more levels than these, probably around 15-16 total unless I feel like wrapping this up a lot earlier. Two level names floating in my head right now are Staff Infection and Everything. I'll leave you to imagine what those are about.
When will this be out?
Eventually. I work on it whenever I have free time and inspiration. At the very least once all levels shown here are complete I will release a demo.
There are members of the community with tomato as part of their name. This has nothing to do with them, they are nice people. I just don't like the food.